Full Autumn Collection

The final pattern from Stolen Stitches Autumn Collection 2011 is up – Tembo.

I got this yarn (Osprey) a few months ago for the first time. I had a big pile of deadline projects and it just taunted me from the corner of the office I wanted to knit with it so much!
Eventually I was able to give in and got to knit this cardigan. I love wearing it. It is soft, comfortable and very flattering to wear.
I knit it from the bottom up, separating for the pockets. The shoulders are joined together using a three needle bind off and then stitches are picked up for the sleeves and the set in sleeve cap is knit using short rows from the top down.
The collar looked very strange while it was being knit as each side is knit in one piece and the two sides are grafted together at the back of the neck. That is where the name came from – Tembo means ‘Elephant’ in Swahili, as the collar looked like an Elephant’s ear when it is being knit!

Now back to work…

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